NSP Presidential Scholarship

The NSP Presidential Scholarship affords CSUN undergraduate students the opportunity to work with faculty mentors on significant original work. Students are funded to undertake a research, creative, or applied project that will advance their chosen field of interest and/or contribute to the CSUN community. To be eligible for this award, students must develop their own project, which is independent of their mentor’s current ongoing research – while the project can be tangentially related, it must be the student’s original work.

In addition to the scholarship application materials, there are two pre-application requirements that must be completed. Applicants must complete a mandatory online “Information Workshop Survey”. For more information regarding the Presidential Scholarship, follow this link: https://www.csun.edu/financialaid/northridge-scholarship-program-pre-application-information

Eligibility Requirements:

  • This scholarship is open to undergraduate students intending to enroll full-time during Fall 2021 & Spring 2022 term. Students planning to graduate in the Fall 2021 term are not eligible to apply. If selected for this award, enrollment will be verified over the summer before the award year. Enrollment changes will result in forfeiture of the award.
  • Continuing CSUN students must be on track to complete 60 cumulative units by the end of the Spring 2021 term. If over 96 units have been completed, an explanation of the circumstances will be required.
  • Transfer students must be on track to complete at least 24 CSUN units by the end of the Spring 2021 term.
  • A minimum cumulative 3.5 GPA is required.
  • Applicants must complete a mandatory online pre-application information survey.
  • The award is for the 2021-2022 academic year; thus, the proposed project should be completed over the 2021-2022 academic year.
  • Students must present their project or research at the CSUNPosium or a professional conference in the Spring 2022 term.
  • Selected students are highly encouraged to attend the free Advancement to Graduate Education (AGE) Conference in the Fall 2021 term (or a similar event hosted by the Graduate Studies Department).

NSP Presidential Scholarship, NSP University Scholarship
Supplemental Questions
  1. I have completed the required online pre-application information survey: Located at https://www.csun.edu/financialaid/northridge-scholarship-program-pre-application-information
  2. Will you have completed at least 24 units at CSUN (60 units overall) by the end of Spring 2021?
  3. Do you plan to enroll full-time during the Fall 2021 - Spring 2022 academic year?
  4. Essay 1: This scholarship will fund an original research, creative, or applied project. In the sections below, describe your proposed project for this award. Note that your project must be of the size and scope to be completed within one academic year.
    • 1. What is the purpose of your project? Why is the project significant and/or what motivated you to undertake this work?
    • 2. Describe your project and the relevant methods or techniques you will use to conduct your project.
    • 3. What are the expected outcomes of your project?
    • 4. What are the potential benefits of the project for your professional development, the campus/community, and/or broader society?
  5. Essay 2: Describe your relevant experience (academic and extracurricular) and how it demonstrates your ability to complete this project. Briefly explain the role of your mentor in your project.
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